Cecilia defends Fortune 500 companies in product liability and general liability matters. She has been a key member of more than 15 trial teams defending multimillion dollar lawsuits in state and federal court. Within product liability litigation, Cecilia has extensive experience in medical and scientific evidentiary issues. In addition to developing and preparing medical and scientific experts for deposition and trial, she advises clients and trial counsel on the defense and presentation of complex scientific issues at trial.
Since the beginning her legal career, Cecilia has been a passionate advocate of pro bono legal work. Her pro bono work includes guardianship matters, veterans advocacy, and serving as an attorney ad litem for children in the foster care system. She is a multiple-time recipient of pro bono service awards in Florida’s 13th Judicial Circuit. In 2021, she received the firm’s William G. Zimmerman award for pro bono service.
Cecilia is an avid runner, triathlete and open water swimmer and has run more than 20 marathons and ultramarathons.
The Changing Tampa Market, Podcast, Shook Shorts, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, April 2022 (with Jennifer Voss).
Science in the Classroom, Podcast, Shook Shorts, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, February 2022 (with Jennifer Voss).